Monday, April 15, 2013

Babcock on my Cock - A Review

Today I'd like to tell you about a new brand and give you a little review.  Babcock Bodywear was started by a guy who, as he tells me, has a bit of an underwear fetish (don't we all?).  So he toured some factories of other companies and then went back to Hawaii (where he lives) and took some design classes.  After spending months designing he was able to realize what is now Babcock Bodywear.  They launched last summer with four main designs: boxerbriefs, briefs, jockstrap, and polyester/mesh briefs.  They are currently only available online, but are hoping to be in stores with more styles later this year!  Today I'm reviewing the polyester briefs - I have them in black with green.  

The polyester briefs are basically big-holed mesh briefs.  Think basketball/athletic short type material but with even larger holes. The fabric reads as mostly opaque with sort of small polka dots throughout, which are actually holes. While this certainly isn't an original idea, I like the panache that Babcock has with the styling of these briefs.  Instead of just doing a simple black elastic trim on these, they've chosen to do a colorful green trim with a colorful white and pink waistband (there are other fun color combos as well).  It makes them a lot fresher and sportier.  They feel sporty while not seeming like something you'd actually wear for sports.  These briefs come in four fun color combos!

The fit is pretty average.  They're just your standard brief.  I feel that the leg holes might be cut a little too large (especially in the smaller size I wear) - they're meant for someone with much larger thighs than I have.  While this didn't happen, I felt as though I might fall out the leg holes at any moment.  So I definitely wouldn't recommend these for something where you need a lot of support, but they're fine for daily wear.  While the pouch is not lined, it has a functioning double-layered fly which serves a double purpose for modesty (the overlapping fabric makes it so that your manhood at least appears covered).  

Now I know what you're thinking. Polyester briefs?  Those must be itchy.  Not at all in fact.  They did a really great job with the fabric selection both for style and comfort.  I didn't even realize these were polyester when I had them on until I went and read the site and label.  The fabric is super lightweight, I had to check a couple times throughout the day to see if I still had them on.  With the lightweight fabric and the holes I feel like these may become a go-to pair of briefs for me this summer.  They'll be perfect to wear on those hot sticky days under a nice pair of shorts (lots of ventilation). 

As for the value?  The quality is great with lots of higher end detailing.  But the $19 price point isn't ridiculous compared to some of the competition.  I'd say these are definitely worth your investment for a fun, sporty pair of undies for knocking around in this summer.  

MY RATING:
Overall, I give the Babcock Bodywear Polyester Briefs a total score of 8 based on the following criteria:
FIT -- 8 (out of 10) - Basic fit. Large leg holes, afraid I might fall out.
COMFORT -- 8 (out of 10) - Great, lightweight fabric perfect for summer wear. Fit issues.
STYLE -- 10 (out of 10) - Stylish and sporty take on the mesh brief.
QUALITY -- 9 (out of 10) - Good materials, held up well.
VALUE -- 9 (out of 10) - Well priced for the quality and detailing.
 ********** 8

4 comments:

Georgia Dude said...

These remind me of the Pump! line of underwear (http://www.pumpunderwear.com/store/). They are made of similar fabric and also have the "ventilation" in the rear. But the $19 of these makes them a better value than the $26 for Pump! Thanks Uman!

-GeorgiaDude (@georgiadudemub)

JayToday said...

Great article, and honestly had the same concerns as you did on the fabric. Knowing you tried them and didn't find it to be a problem is encouraging

SUPER upset that when I came to click the link to purchase, the site was down .... fail

UMan said...

Hey Jay. Definitely worth trying. Yea their site has been a little irregular lately (I noticed that when writing this post). Good luck making the purchase, definitely worth it!

Jeff Babcock said...

UMan, The server had been replaced so hopefully that cures the site crashing issues and the site being up and down for a few days that happened mid-April. Or else heads are going to roll, computer things are not my expertise. Thanks for the review!